Early detection of school aged children spine deficiencies and physical therapist intervention


In postural reconstruction in kinetotherapy, the assessment of the morphological balance starts with the analysis of observable surface indicators, i.e. visual information of patient morphology. The various elements of this balance may provide information that will contribute to the early detection of risks associated with the apparition of spine deficiencies in school-aged children. The assessment of the apparition and the early detection of these deficiencies demands the development of a system based on objective standards to monitor the detection of such problems. The purpose of this transverse pilot study is the experimentation with processes of standardization for a limited number of somatometric indicators based on measurements and data obtained on a sample of 114 subjects aged between 7 and 10 years (65 boys and 49 girls), using common statistical methods for the distribution of observations and the generation of standards. Preliminary results produced by our study reveal that 39 (34.2%) of 114 subjects display multiple spine posture flaws. Based on these results, the main conclusion of the study is that more attention needs to be paid to the normal development of the spine in children of school age between 7 and 10 years old.

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Psychology, clinical psychology, psychotherapy, abnormal psychology

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Andrei, D. (2016). Early detection of school aged children spine deficiencies and physical therapist intervention. In Z. Bekirogullari, M. Y. Minas, & R. X. Thambusamy (Eds.), Clinical & Counselling Psychology - CPSYC 2016, vol 9. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 91-104). Future Academy. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2016.05.02.10